What No One Tells You About Being & Doing


What is the difference between being and doing?

Being is the state of existing, the most important aspect of who you are

Doing is the act of making something happen through your actions

Human doings instead of human beings

There is nothing wrong with “Doing” and taking aligned action, we often forget the being part, which causes harmful side effects to the body, mind, heart, and soul.

When we wake up each day and go through the motions of working endless hours at a demanding job to then come home exhausted and have to deal with the chores of home life, leaves little time for being. The modern world keeps us on the hamster wheel of “Doing.” Technology keeps us constantly connected to our doing without allowing for our being.

When we are in a constant state of doing, we lose track of the pillars of our Being. When we burden ourselves with day-to-day actions that are neither conscious nor aligned, our state of being is diminished and we become stressed beyond our capacities.

Being allows us to stop and consider how we show up in the world. It enables us to reflect on our past actions and direct our efforts toward aligned and coherent goals. When we do not have aligned actions, we forget our path and offer only empty actions. We can be very busy, but our busyness only drains our energy and leaves us feeling empty instead of fulfilled.

Achieving aligned action and a coherent perspective happens when we drop into who we are at the core of our Being.

Doingness & Beingness

We live in a world of opposites, up/down, left/right, north/south, internal/external, masculine/feminine. The twin nature of each of us is more easily seen through this polarity. Many of the roles we assume in life are rooted in our masculine side including the goal-setter, warrior, aggressor, and provider. Then, we assume a feminine role when we act as the creator, nurturer, healer, hearth keeper, or nourisher.

In western culture, it’s very easy for doingness to consume all of our energy and deprive our beingness of any chance to thrive. How many times have you worked late only to have no time left in the day to meditate, read a book, snuggle with your kids, or feed your soul with some magic? Equally, too much beingness leaves us feeling stuck without motivation or the impetus to move our lives forward.

The delicate balance of the two sides of who we are requires boundaries for ourselves and others. We must be able to hold both time to reset, reboot, and feel and what we put out in the world.

This is what leads to aligned action, uncovering our truths, wisdom, and coherent sovereignty.

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